Latest update to Local History internet sites

The latest update to the local history internet sites guide was published in the November 2012 issue of the Local Historian [1]. This very useful guide, that updates previous issues and a booklet, covers local history and genealogical sites and resources. The booklet...

New database projects in maritime history

The International Journal for Maritime History [1] ran a special forum on a variety of projects, some new, some old and some in development. In Some implications from the Transatlantic slave trade for maritime databases, David Eltis discusses the development of the...

Two Chinese resources

At a recent IHR conference, IHR Digital gave a presentation on digital resources to a group of senior academics and budding historians from China. One of the discussions centred around the paucity of Chinese digital resources. Surprisingly within weeks, and rather...

The online atlas of Irish population change, 1841-2002

Ireland has a dramatic and unusual population history, with overall population declining dramatically from 8.2 million to 6.5 million between 1841 and 1851 and then declining gradually and almost continuously to 4.5 million in 1961.  The quote is from an article [1]...